A post-college degree for students with two-year business diplomas

Bachelor of Business Studies

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The Bachelor of Business Studies (BBST) program is a post-diploma degree. It will require a minimum of two years of academic study at UPEI, the curriculum of which will consist primarily of core courses and a few electives.

To be eligible for program admission, students must have already completed a two-year business diploma in specified programs at a recognized college and have achieved an overall average of 70%. Students must meet the UPEI admission requirements for this degree. In the BBST, students must obtain grades of at least 60% in at least 12 of the 16 required business courses in order to qualify for the degree. Students are subject to all of the Academic Regulations of the University.

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  • A business degree can lead to a career in almost any industry with a wide range of job opportunities and career paths open to graduates.
The School of Business is located in Don and Marion McDougall Hall.

REQUIRED COURSES

Required courses recommended to be taken in a student’s FIRST year at UPEI:

  • Business 141 - Marketing 
  • Business 171 - Organizational Behaviour (see note 2)
  • Business 212 - Business Presentations and Communications
  • Business 251 - Introduction to Management Science
  • Business 288 - Research and Evidence-Based Management
  • Business 301 - Business Law – Part I
  • Accounting 101 - Introduction to Financial Accounting (except students whose college diploma was in Accounting; see note 1)
  • Accounting 221- Managerial Accounting
  • UPEI 101 - Writing Studies (see note 9)

Required courses recommended to be taken in a student’s SECOND year at UPEI:

  • Business 231 - Corporate Finance
  • Business 272 - Human Resource Management
  • Business 333 - Integrated Cases in Corporate Finance OR Business 334 (formerly 421) - Personal Finance
  • Business 343 - Integrated Cases in Marketing
  • Business 351 - Operations Management
  • Business 371 - Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
  • Business 391 - Strategic Management
  • Business 485 - Developing Management Skills
  • English 381 - Professional Writing

ELECTIVE COURSES

For students whose college diploma was in Accounting:

In addition to the 17 required courses, students must take 3 elective courses. At least one elective must be a business course and at least one elective must be a non-business elective. The other elective (“a free elective”) may be either a business or a non-business course.

For students whose college diploma was in Business or Retail Management:

In addition to the 18 required courses, students must take 2 elective courses. At least one elective must be a non-business course. The other elective (“a free elective”) may be either a business or a non-business course.

NOTES:

  1. Students who have completed a diploma in Accounting Technology must take a business elective in place of Accounting 101.
  2. Students who have successfully completed a course in organizational behaviour in their college diploma program must take a business elective in place of Business 171.
  3. Accounting courses are considered to be Business electives.
  4. Due to student enrolments and faculty availability, some courses may not necessarily be offered each year. Students should consult the current timetable before registration.
  5. Political Science 201 (Canadian Politics I: Government) and 311 (Canadian Public Administration) are recommended as potential non-business electives.
  6. Recommended Business electives include Business 265 (Introduction to Small Business and Entrepreneurship), Business 465 (Project Management), Business 471 (Org. Development), and Business 476 (Intercultural Management).
  7. Students are eligible to apply to the Co-operative Education program upon entrance to the university.
  8. Unless specified, the following courses are not eligible as electives for the BBST program: Math 111/112, Economics 101/102, Business 101.
  9. The completion of UPEI 101 is a required course for the BBST, but the course also meets the general UPEI requirement of taking UPEI 101, 102 or 103.
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  • A business degree can lead to a career in almost any industry with a wide range of job opportunities and career paths open to graduates.
The School of Business is located in Don and Marion McDougall Hall.
  • Juergen Krause, Dean, Associate Professor
  • Tim Carroll, Associate Professor
  • Andrew Carrothers, Assistant Professor
  • Mike Cassidy, Assistant Professor
  • Reuben Domike, Associate Professor
  • Gary Evans, Associate Professor
  • Debbie Good, Assistant Professor
  • Susan Graham, Assistant Professor
  • Blake Jelley, Associate Professor
  • Melissa James, Assistant Professor
  • Amy MacFarlane, Assistant Professor
  • Tarek Mady, Assistant Professor
  • Tina Saksida, Assistant Professor
  • Don Wagner, Associate Professor
Overview

The Bachelor of Business Studies (BBST) program is a post-diploma degree. It will require a minimum of two years of academic study at UPEI, the curriculum of which will consist primarily of core courses and a few electives.

To be eligible for program admission, students must have already completed a two-year business diploma in specified programs at a recognized college and have achieved an overall average of 70%. Students must meet the UPEI admission requirements for this degree. In the BBST, students must obtain grades of at least 60% in at least 12 of the 16 required business courses in order to qualify for the degree. Students are subject to all of the Academic Regulations of the University.

Course Structure

REQUIRED COURSES

Required courses recommended to be taken in a student’s FIRST year at UPEI:

  • Business 141 - Marketing 
  • Business 171 - Organizational Behaviour (see note 2)
  • Business 212 - Business Presentations and Communications
  • Business 251 - Introduction to Management Science
  • Business 288 - Research and Evidence-Based Management
  • Business 301 - Business Law – Part I
  • Accounting 101 - Introduction to Financial Accounting (except students whose college diploma was in Accounting; see note 1)
  • Accounting 221- Managerial Accounting
  • UPEI 101 - Writing Studies (see note 9)

Required courses recommended to be taken in a student’s SECOND year at UPEI:

  • Business 231 - Corporate Finance
  • Business 272 - Human Resource Management
  • Business 333 - Integrated Cases in Corporate Finance OR Business 334 (formerly 421) - Personal Finance
  • Business 343 - Integrated Cases in Marketing
  • Business 351 - Operations Management
  • Business 371 - Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
  • Business 391 - Strategic Management
  • Business 485 - Developing Management Skills
  • English 381 - Professional Writing

ELECTIVE COURSES

For students whose college diploma was in Accounting:

In addition to the 17 required courses, students must take 3 elective courses. At least one elective must be a business course and at least one elective must be a non-business elective. The other elective (“a free elective”) may be either a business or a non-business course.

For students whose college diploma was in Business or Retail Management:

In addition to the 18 required courses, students must take 2 elective courses. At least one elective must be a non-business course. The other elective (“a free elective”) may be either a business or a non-business course.

NOTES:

  1. Students who have completed a diploma in Accounting Technology must take a business elective in place of Accounting 101.
  2. Students who have successfully completed a course in organizational behaviour in their college diploma program must take a business elective in place of Business 171.
  3. Accounting courses are considered to be Business electives.
  4. Due to student enrolments and faculty availability, some courses may not necessarily be offered each year. Students should consult the current timetable before registration.
  5. Political Science 201 (Canadian Politics I: Government) and 311 (Canadian Public Administration) are recommended as potential non-business electives.
  6. Recommended Business electives include Business 265 (Introduction to Small Business and Entrepreneurship), Business 465 (Project Management), Business 471 (Org. Development), and Business 476 (Intercultural Management).
  7. Students are eligible to apply to the Co-operative Education program upon entrance to the university.
  8. Unless specified, the following courses are not eligible as electives for the BBST program: Math 111/112, Economics 101/102, Business 101.
  9. The completion of UPEI 101 is a required course for the BBST, but the course also meets the general UPEI requirement of taking UPEI 101, 102 or 103.
Faculty
  • Juergen Krause, Dean, Associate Professor
  • Tim Carroll, Associate Professor
  • Andrew Carrothers, Assistant Professor
  • Mike Cassidy, Assistant Professor
  • Reuben Domike, Associate Professor
  • Gary Evans, Associate Professor
  • Debbie Good, Assistant Professor
  • Susan Graham, Assistant Professor
  • Blake Jelley, Associate Professor
  • Melissa James, Assistant Professor
  • Amy MacFarlane, Assistant Professor
  • Tarek Mady, Assistant Professor
  • Tina Saksida, Assistant Professor
  • Don Wagner, Associate Professor

Overview

The Bachelor of Business Studies (BBST) program is a post-diploma degree. It will require a minimum of two years of academic study at UPEI, the curriculum of which will consist primarily of core courses and a few electives.

To be eligible for program admission, students must have already completed a two-year business diploma in specified programs at a recognized college and have achieved an overall average of 70%. Students must meet the UPEI admission requirements for this degree. In the BBST, students must obtain grades of at least 60% in at least 12 of the 16 required business courses in order to qualify for the degree. Students are subject to all of the Academic Regulations of the University.

Course Structure

REQUIRED COURSES

Required courses recommended to be taken in a student’s FIRST year at UPEI:

  • Business 141 - Marketing 
  • Business 171 - Organizational Behaviour (see note 2)
  • Business 212 - Business Presentations and Communications
  • Business 251 - Introduction to Management Science
  • Business 288 - Research and Evidence-Based Management
  • Business 301 - Business Law – Part I
  • Accounting 101 - Introduction to Financial Accounting (except students whose college diploma was in Accounting; see note 1)
  • Accounting 221- Managerial Accounting
  • UPEI 101 - Writing Studies (see note 9)

Required courses recommended to be taken in a student’s SECOND year at UPEI:

  • Business 231 - Corporate Finance
  • Business 272 - Human Resource Management
  • Business 333 - Integrated Cases in Corporate Finance OR Business 334 (formerly 421) - Personal Finance
  • Business 343 - Integrated Cases in Marketing
  • Business 351 - Operations Management
  • Business 371 - Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
  • Business 391 - Strategic Management
  • Business 485 - Developing Management Skills
  • English 381 - Professional Writing

ELECTIVE COURSES

For students whose college diploma was in Accounting:

In addition to the 17 required courses, students must take 3 elective courses. At least one elective must be a business course and at least one elective must be a non-business elective. The other elective (“a free elective”) may be either a business or a non-business course.

For students whose college diploma was in Business or Retail Management:

In addition to the 18 required courses, students must take 2 elective courses. At least one elective must be a non-business course. The other elective (“a free elective”) may be either a business or a non-business course.

NOTES:

  1. Students who have completed a diploma in Accounting Technology must take a business elective in place of Accounting 101.
  2. Students who have successfully completed a course in organizational behaviour in their college diploma program must take a business elective in place of Business 171.
  3. Accounting courses are considered to be Business electives.
  4. Due to student enrolments and faculty availability, some courses may not necessarily be offered each year. Students should consult the current timetable before registration.
  5. Political Science 201 (Canadian Politics I: Government) and 311 (Canadian Public Administration) are recommended as potential non-business electives.
  6. Recommended Business electives include Business 265 (Introduction to Small Business and Entrepreneurship), Business 465 (Project Management), Business 471 (Org. Development), and Business 476 (Intercultural Management).
  7. Students are eligible to apply to the Co-operative Education program upon entrance to the university.
  8. Unless specified, the following courses are not eligible as electives for the BBST program: Math 111/112, Economics 101/102, Business 101.
  9. The completion of UPEI 101 is a required course for the BBST, but the course also meets the general UPEI requirement of taking UPEI 101, 102 or 103.

Faculty

  • Juergen Krause, Dean, Associate Professor
  • Tim Carroll, Associate Professor
  • Andrew Carrothers, Assistant Professor
  • Mike Cassidy, Assistant Professor
  • Reuben Domike, Associate Professor
  • Gary Evans, Associate Professor
  • Debbie Good, Assistant Professor
  • Susan Graham, Assistant Professor
  • Blake Jelley, Associate Professor
  • Melissa James, Assistant Professor
  • Amy MacFarlane, Assistant Professor
  • Tarek Mady, Assistant Professor
  • Tina Saksida, Assistant Professor
  • Don Wagner, Associate Professor
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A business degree can lead to a career in almost any industry with a wide range of job opportunities and career paths open to graduates.
Course Level: 
200 Level
Courses: 

ACCT 202 INTRODUCTORY ACCOUNTING - Part II
This course deals with accounting for partnerships, corporate capital transactions, long-term liabilities, and cash flow information. Analysis of financial statements, an introduction to cost accounting concepts, and an introduction to computerized accounting are also covered.
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 201
Three hours a week

BUS 211 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
This course focuses on developing students' writing and presentation skills in a business environment.  Students will learn techniques to help them communicate with professionalism, clarity and persuasiveness in a variety of business contexts.
PREREQUISITES:  English 101 or Global Issues 151, and must be registered in Business with a 2nd year standing.

BUS 251 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
This course is designed to provide business students with an introductory survey of the many business applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include frequency distributions, measures of location and dispersion, basic probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling methods and sampling distributions, sample size, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.
PREREQUISITE: Business 101 and Math 111-112, or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week

BUS 252 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT I
This course introduces students to the basics of management science/quantitative management as a tool in decision-making. Students are introduced to model construction, modelling techniques, demand forecasting, cost-volume-profit analysis and optimization, and models of inventory management. Application software will be used throughout the course to create quantitative solutions to problems encountered by managers in the practice of management.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 251 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

Course Level: 
300 Level
Courses: 

ACCT 321 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
The emphasis throughout this course is on the uses of accounting and other financial tools in the management of a business. Topics include inventory costing methods, cost allocation, cost behaviour, the contribution approach, pricing, and budgeting.
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 202
Three hours a week.
NOTE: Students cannot receive credit for both Accounting 321 and 411. Students intending to take additional accounting courses must enroll in Accounting 301/302.

BUS 331 CORPORATE FINANCE
Finance is concerned with the planning for, acquisition, and utilization of funds. The major topics discussed in this course include financial planning and forecasting, financial markets, sources of corporate financing, cost of capital, taxation issues, capital budgeting, and working capital management. This is a survey course with the objective of providing a broad overview of the various topics versus comprehensive coverage.
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 202, acceptance into third year Business, or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week.

BUS 351 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT II
An analysis of the nature and problems of production and operations management. Emphasis is given to a number of topics including quality management and SPC, product and service design, processes and technology, capacity and facilities, supply chain management, scheduling and distribution, and sales and operations planning.  The intent is to take a broad view of the subject material as opposed to developing significant in-depth expertise in one or more areas.
PREREQUISITE: Business 252 and acceptance into third year Business, or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week.

BUS 371 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW VENTURES
This course is a study of the nature and background of entrepreneurship and the process involved from idea to opportunity to new business venture. Students are expected to study the environment in which entrepreneurship flourishes from both the perspective of the entrepreneur and of the economic system. The generation of ideas and opportunities is discussed, as well as the subsequent transformation of an opportunity into a formal business plan. The course concludes with an examination of the process of implementation of the business plan and the management of the new business which results. Extensive case analysis is required.
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 202, Business 331 and 341
Three hours a week.

BUS 391 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
This course provides students with an opportunity to explore the concepts of strategic thinking, analysis, and planning. It integrates the functional and process areas studied in the degree program and utilizes cases to give students experience in crafting business strategy. It is a degree requirement.
PREREQUISITE: Business 331, 341, and 351
Three hours a week.

Course Level: 
400 Level
Courses: 

BUS 415 INTEGRATED CASES IN CORPORATE FINANCE
This course shows how basic finance concepts are applied and integrated with other business functions in contemporary business situations. The main focus of the course is the application of financial concepts to realistic business situations through the use of business cases. The principal areas covered will be financial analysis, financial forecasting, working capital management, cost of capital, and capital budgeting. The course considers the relationships between these topics and the other business functions. There is extensive use of case method teaching and students are expected to develop the written and oral communication skills necessary for problem solving in finance.
PREREQUISITE: Business 331
Three hours a week.

BUS 416 INTEGRATED CASES IN MARKETING
This course shows how basic marketing concepts are applied and integrated with other business functions in contemporary business situations. The main focus of the course is on marketing management - planning, executing, and controlling marketing programs. Other topics include international marketing, marketing research, and the social responsibility of marketing managers. The course considers the relationships between these topics and the other business functions. There is extensive use of case method teaching and students are expected to develop the written and oral communication skills necessary for problem solving in marketing.
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 and 341 or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week

BUS 441 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Human Resource Management (HRM) has become a strategic function for both private and public organizations. This course provides an introduction to the conceptual and practical aspects of HRM. It focuses on the personnel processes involved in the procurement, development and maintenance of human resources, such as staffing, training and compensation. The course also includes a critical examination of current personnel issues and trends.
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance to 3rd year Business. Preference given to senior students
Three hours a week.

Calendar Courses

ACCT 202 INTRODUCTORY ACCOUNTING - Part II
This course deals with accounting for partnerships, corporate capital transactions, long-term liabilities, and cash flow information. Analysis of financial statements, an introduction to cost accounting concepts, and an introduction to computerized accounting are also covered.
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 201
Three hours a week

BUS 211 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
This course focuses on developing students' writing and presentation skills in a business environment.  Students will learn techniques to help them communicate with professionalism, clarity and persuasiveness in a variety of business contexts.
PREREQUISITES:  English 101 or Global Issues 151, and must be registered in Business with a 2nd year standing.

BUS 251 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
This course is designed to provide business students with an introductory survey of the many business applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include frequency distributions, measures of location and dispersion, basic probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling methods and sampling distributions, sample size, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.
PREREQUISITE: Business 101 and Math 111-112, or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week

BUS 252 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT I
This course introduces students to the basics of management science/quantitative management as a tool in decision-making. Students are introduced to model construction, modelling techniques, demand forecasting, cost-volume-profit analysis and optimization, and models of inventory management. Application software will be used throughout the course to create quantitative solutions to problems encountered by managers in the practice of management.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 251 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

ACCT 321 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
The emphasis throughout this course is on the uses of accounting and other financial tools in the management of a business. Topics include inventory costing methods, cost allocation, cost behaviour, the contribution approach, pricing, and budgeting.
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 202
Three hours a week.
NOTE: Students cannot receive credit for both Accounting 321 and 411. Students intending to take additional accounting courses must enroll in Accounting 301/302.

BUS 331 CORPORATE FINANCE
Finance is concerned with the planning for, acquisition, and utilization of funds. The major topics discussed in this course include financial planning and forecasting, financial markets, sources of corporate financing, cost of capital, taxation issues, capital budgeting, and working capital management. This is a survey course with the objective of providing a broad overview of the various topics versus comprehensive coverage.
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 202, acceptance into third year Business, or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week.

BUS 351 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT II
An analysis of the nature and problems of production and operations management. Emphasis is given to a number of topics including quality management and SPC, product and service design, processes and technology, capacity and facilities, supply chain management, scheduling and distribution, and sales and operations planning.  The intent is to take a broad view of the subject material as opposed to developing significant in-depth expertise in one or more areas.
PREREQUISITE: Business 252 and acceptance into third year Business, or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week.

BUS 371 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW VENTURES
This course is a study of the nature and background of entrepreneurship and the process involved from idea to opportunity to new business venture. Students are expected to study the environment in which entrepreneurship flourishes from both the perspective of the entrepreneur and of the economic system. The generation of ideas and opportunities is discussed, as well as the subsequent transformation of an opportunity into a formal business plan. The course concludes with an examination of the process of implementation of the business plan and the management of the new business which results. Extensive case analysis is required.
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 202, Business 331 and 341
Three hours a week.

BUS 391 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
This course provides students with an opportunity to explore the concepts of strategic thinking, analysis, and planning. It integrates the functional and process areas studied in the degree program and utilizes cases to give students experience in crafting business strategy. It is a degree requirement.
PREREQUISITE: Business 331, 341, and 351
Three hours a week.

BUS 415 INTEGRATED CASES IN CORPORATE FINANCE
This course shows how basic finance concepts are applied and integrated with other business functions in contemporary business situations. The main focus of the course is the application of financial concepts to realistic business situations through the use of business cases. The principal areas covered will be financial analysis, financial forecasting, working capital management, cost of capital, and capital budgeting. The course considers the relationships between these topics and the other business functions. There is extensive use of case method teaching and students are expected to develop the written and oral communication skills necessary for problem solving in finance.
PREREQUISITE: Business 331
Three hours a week.

BUS 416 INTEGRATED CASES IN MARKETING
This course shows how basic marketing concepts are applied and integrated with other business functions in contemporary business situations. The main focus of the course is on marketing management - planning, executing, and controlling marketing programs. Other topics include international marketing, marketing research, and the social responsibility of marketing managers. The course considers the relationships between these topics and the other business functions. There is extensive use of case method teaching and students are expected to develop the written and oral communication skills necessary for problem solving in marketing.
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 and 341 or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week

BUS 441 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Human Resource Management (HRM) has become a strategic function for both private and public organizations. This course provides an introduction to the conceptual and practical aspects of HRM. It focuses on the personnel processes involved in the procurement, development and maintenance of human resources, such as staffing, training and compensation. The course also includes a critical examination of current personnel issues and trends.
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance to 3rd year Business. Preference given to senior students
Three hours a week.

Calendar Courses

200 Level

ACCT 202 INTRODUCTORY ACCOUNTING - Part II
This course deals with accounting for partnerships, corporate capital transactions, long-term liabilities, and cash flow information. Analysis of financial statements, an introduction to cost accounting concepts, and an introduction to computerized accounting are also covered.
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 201
Three hours a week

BUS 211 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
This course focuses on developing students' writing and presentation skills in a business environment.  Students will learn techniques to help them communicate with professionalism, clarity and persuasiveness in a variety of business contexts.
PREREQUISITES:  English 101 or Global Issues 151, and must be registered in Business with a 2nd year standing.

BUS 251 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
This course is designed to provide business students with an introductory survey of the many business applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include frequency distributions, measures of location and dispersion, basic probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling methods and sampling distributions, sample size, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.
PREREQUISITE: Business 101 and Math 111-112, or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week

BUS 252 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT I
This course introduces students to the basics of management science/quantitative management as a tool in decision-making. Students are introduced to model construction, modelling techniques, demand forecasting, cost-volume-profit analysis and optimization, and models of inventory management. Application software will be used throughout the course to create quantitative solutions to problems encountered by managers in the practice of management.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 251 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

300 Level

ACCT 321 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
The emphasis throughout this course is on the uses of accounting and other financial tools in the management of a business. Topics include inventory costing methods, cost allocation, cost behaviour, the contribution approach, pricing, and budgeting.
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 202
Three hours a week.
NOTE: Students cannot receive credit for both Accounting 321 and 411. Students intending to take additional accounting courses must enroll in Accounting 301/302.

BUS 331 CORPORATE FINANCE
Finance is concerned with the planning for, acquisition, and utilization of funds. The major topics discussed in this course include financial planning and forecasting, financial markets, sources of corporate financing, cost of capital, taxation issues, capital budgeting, and working capital management. This is a survey course with the objective of providing a broad overview of the various topics versus comprehensive coverage.
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 202, acceptance into third year Business, or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week.

BUS 351 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT II
An analysis of the nature and problems of production and operations management. Emphasis is given to a number of topics including quality management and SPC, product and service design, processes and technology, capacity and facilities, supply chain management, scheduling and distribution, and sales and operations planning.  The intent is to take a broad view of the subject material as opposed to developing significant in-depth expertise in one or more areas.
PREREQUISITE: Business 252 and acceptance into third year Business, or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week.

BUS 371 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW VENTURES
This course is a study of the nature and background of entrepreneurship and the process involved from idea to opportunity to new business venture. Students are expected to study the environment in which entrepreneurship flourishes from both the perspective of the entrepreneur and of the economic system. The generation of ideas and opportunities is discussed, as well as the subsequent transformation of an opportunity into a formal business plan. The course concludes with an examination of the process of implementation of the business plan and the management of the new business which results. Extensive case analysis is required.
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 202, Business 331 and 341
Three hours a week.

BUS 391 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
This course provides students with an opportunity to explore the concepts of strategic thinking, analysis, and planning. It integrates the functional and process areas studied in the degree program and utilizes cases to give students experience in crafting business strategy. It is a degree requirement.
PREREQUISITE: Business 331, 341, and 351
Three hours a week.

400 Level

BUS 415 INTEGRATED CASES IN CORPORATE FINANCE
This course shows how basic finance concepts are applied and integrated with other business functions in contemporary business situations. The main focus of the course is the application of financial concepts to realistic business situations through the use of business cases. The principal areas covered will be financial analysis, financial forecasting, working capital management, cost of capital, and capital budgeting. The course considers the relationships between these topics and the other business functions. There is extensive use of case method teaching and students are expected to develop the written and oral communication skills necessary for problem solving in finance.
PREREQUISITE: Business 331
Three hours a week.

BUS 416 INTEGRATED CASES IN MARKETING
This course shows how basic marketing concepts are applied and integrated with other business functions in contemporary business situations. The main focus of the course is on marketing management - planning, executing, and controlling marketing programs. Other topics include international marketing, marketing research, and the social responsibility of marketing managers. The course considers the relationships between these topics and the other business functions. There is extensive use of case method teaching and students are expected to develop the written and oral communication skills necessary for problem solving in marketing.
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 and 341 or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week

BUS 441 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Human Resource Management (HRM) has become a strategic function for both private and public organizations. This course provides an introduction to the conceptual and practical aspects of HRM. It focuses on the personnel processes involved in the procurement, development and maintenance of human resources, such as staffing, training and compensation. The course also includes a critical examination of current personnel issues and trends.
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance to 3rd year Business. Preference given to senior students
Three hours a week.

Calendar Courses

The courses for the Bachelor of Business Studies are listed on the Bachelor of Business Administration program page.

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